Plan of a House of Correction for the County of Middlesex, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1837-06-27

Location Note

HGO-01-001-H-A-7

GUSN

GUSN-303652

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Description

The portfolio includes nine drawings and five pages of written description. It is one of two portfolios of drawings of the same structure. This portfolio has a later date than the first, indicating that this is a revised proposal. The drawings include elevations, sections, and floorplans. The written material is divided by the following headings: "Description," "Stone Floors," "Stone Jambs for Cells," "Cells," "The Walls for the One Story part," "Windows," "The Castings for Doors," "The castings for the Prison Windows," "Gallery & Stairs," "Roofing," "Carpentry," and "Lathe & Plastering."

Details

Descriptive Terms

jails (buildings)
architecture (discipline)
architectural drawings (visual works)

Inscription

Wm. W. Warren's Plans of / house to be built by / Adam S. Cottrell as per / contract signed this day / July 30, 1840. Adam S. Cottrell / Wm. W. Warren. (handwritten)

Physical Description

1 portfolio of 9 drawings

Collection Code

AR001

Collection Name

General architectural and cartographic collection

Reference Code

AR001.USMA.0665.002

Places

Middlesex county (Massachusetts) [county]

Record Details

Originator

Shaw, Edward, b. 1784 (Architect)

Material Type

architectural drawings (visual works)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-H-A-7